Art of Facts x PICNIC Pop-Up Shop & Restaurant | Saturday, November 10
A pop-up boutique and a pop-up restaurant team up to host one of this weekend’s most intriguing multidisciplinary events. Art of Facts is a pop-up shop that’s curated the finest handcrafted goods and lifestyle brands for the discerning Seoulite. PICNIC is a pop-up restaurant inspired by the “quintessential American picnic” serving a prix-fixe brunch featuring a dazzling selection of aperitifs, artisanal coffee and scrumptious sides to go with the sandwich of your choice. Don’t miss the afternoon acoustic sets and after-party with performances by artists including MYK, Big Phony, Jinbo the Superfreak and DJs Plastickid and Afroking Reunion. Reserve tickets by 6 p.m. on Friday, November 9. Tickets 25,000 won in advance, 30,000 won at the door (if available). Details and ticketing information on Facebook and artoffacts.kr. Event takes place at SEOUL SALON, 305-4 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu.
Van Gogh in Paris exhibition opens | Through March 24
The “first-ever and largest collection of Van Gogh’s self-portraits” opened this week at the Hangaram Design Museum in Seoul Art Center. The artist is known to have drawn 27 self portraits during his two years in Paris, and nine of them have just arrived in Seoul for your viewing pleasure. Van Gogh in Paris runs through March 24, 2013. 15,000 won admission. Read more about the exhibition here. Call 1588-2618 for inquiries or book online.
Shop at Marché, Seoul’s newest urban farmer’s market | November 10, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
We love these the new crops of urban farmers markets sprouting across the city. One of the newest of these is Marché, a small market in front of the plaza at Daehakno’s Arko Art Center. Marché is a one-week old farmer’s market where both city and rural farmers, entertainers, locals and visitors can purchase wholesome goods, mingle and listen to impromptu performances. This Saturday, arrive when the market opens at 11 a.m. for the freshest produce, and stay until 1 p.m. if you want to catch singer-songwriter Gang Ah-sol’s performance. If you’re around after the 4 p.m. closing time, you may even be able to snag a good deal or freebies. Directions: Take exit 2 at Hyehwa Station and turn left at the first cross street. The Arko Art Center plaza is immediately on your left.
Doors Art Fair | November 9–11
Doors Art Fair is a collective effort to diversify the contemporary art market by bringing together artists and galleries across Seoul, and others from east Asia and as far as Berlin. Visit here for more details. This weekend only at the Imperial Palace Hotel (8th floor). 248-7 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Admission 10,000 won (5,000 for students under 18 years of age).
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